Cameron Norrie is a British tennis player who has been representing Great Britain since 2013, having spent most of his junior career in New Zealand, where he grew up. Norrie turned pro in 2017 and won his debut Davis Cup match only eight months later, against then world No.23 Roberto Bautista-Agut, making it “one of the most impressive debuts of all time” according to former Davis Cup captain John Lloyd. 

Graduated end of 2019 from the LTA Pro Scholarship Programme, the highest level of support offered to developing players aged between 16 and 24 with the best chance of reaching the ATP/WTA top 100 singles.  Currently eligible for support as part of LTA Men’s Elite Programme.

scheduleLast updated 18/10/2021
GB RANKING
Great Britain 1 1 arrow_drop_down
WORLD RANKING
15 11 arrow_drop_up
CAREER HIGH
15 18/10/2021
DAVIS CUP TIES PLAYED
2

Get to know Cameron

  • Nickname: Noz
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Lives: London
  • Trains: National Tennis Centre and Fort Worth (where he went to university)
  • Twitter: @cam_norrie
  • Coach: Facundo Lugones
  • Favourite surface: Hard
  • Favourite shot: Backhand
  • Favourite tournament: Wimbledon
  • Tennis beginnings: He grew up in New Zealand and began playing tennis in his driveway tennis in his driveway at age 6 after his mum introduced him to the sport.
  • Tennis idols: Andre Agassi and Rafa Nadal
  • Likes: Going to the beach, listening to music, hanging out with friends. He supports South Sydney Rabbitohs (rugby league), All Blacks (rugby union) and Newcastle United. If he wasn’t a tennis player he’d work in real estate.
  • Family: Father is called David (who is Scottish) and mother is called Helen (who is Welsh). Both were born in Great Britain and played squash to university level before moving to New Zealand. His sister is called Bronwen.

 

GB RANKING
Great Britain 10
WORLD RANKING
139 11 arrow_drop_down
CAREER HIGH
123 23/08/2021
DAVIS CUP TIES PLAYED
2

Get to know Cameron

  • Nickname: Noz
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Lives: London
  • Trains: National Tennis Centre and Fort Worth (where he went to university)
  • Twitter: @cam_norrie
  • Coach: Facundo Lugones
  • Favourite surface: Hard
  • Favourite shot: Backhand
  • Favourite tournament: Wimbledon
  • Tennis beginnings: He grew up in New Zealand and began playing tennis in his driveway tennis in his driveway at age 6 after his mum introduced him to the sport.
  • Tennis idols: Andre Agassi and Rafa Nadal
  • Likes: Going to the beach, listening to music, hanging out with friends. He supports South Sydney Rabbitohs (rugby league), All Blacks (rugby union) and Newcastle United. If he wasn’t a tennis player he’d work in real estate.
  • Family: Father is called David (who is Scottish) and mother is called Helen (who is Welsh). Both were born in Great Britain and played squash to university level before moving to New Zealand. His sister is called Bronwen.

 

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Reached the semi-finals of the Delray Beach Open in his first tournament appearance of 2021, but was beaten by Sebastian Korda in the last four. Beat fellow Brit Dan Evans in the opening round of the Australian Open before being knocked out by World No. 2 Rafa Nadal.

Norrie advanced to the quarter-finals of ATP 500 events in Barcelona and Acapulco before reaching the final on an ATP 250 tournament in Estoril, Portugal, where he was beaten in three sets by Albert Ramos-Vinolas. In May he beat World No.4 Dominic Thiem in straight sets in an ATP 250 event in Lyon - where he also reached the final.

He enjoyed a brilliant grass court season on home soil - progressing to his third final of the year at The Queen's Club and lost in three sets against Italy's Matteo Berrettini. He then entered The Championships, Wimbledon, for the first time as a seeded player where he lost to eight-time champion Roger Federer in the third round. 

In July, Norrie won his first ATP title at the Los Cabos Open after defeating Brandon Nakashima 6-2, 6-2 in the final. Later in the year he made his fifth final on the season at the ATP 250 San Diego, beating three players inside the top-25, before losing to second seed Casper Ruud in the championship match.

At the BNP Paribas Open in October, Norrie shocked the world to become the first Briton to win the title in Indian Wells. He defeated Diego Schwartzman, Grigor Dimitrov and Nikoloz Basilashvili to lift his first ATP Masters 1000 trophy. His incredible run saw him rise to World No.15 and become the 18th man since 1973 to earn the title of British No.1.

2020 2020 addremove

Reached the last 16 of the Delray Beach Open in February. Progressed to the third round of the US Open in September for the first time and in the process defeated eighth seed Diego Schwartzman in a thrilling five-set encounter where there were 58 break points - the most in any match in US Open history. Competed in the Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis event at the National Tennis Centre at Roehampton in December. Played two matches - beating Dan Evans in one, and losing to Andy Murray in the other.

2019 2019 addremove

Reached the semi-finals of an ATP 500 tournament in March, losing to Alexander Zverev in straight sets. Lost in the final of an ATP 250 tournament in Auckland in January having dropped just one set en route to the final. Gained direct entry into the Australian Open and Roland Garros, where he also reached the second round of the doubles competition, with partner Dan Evans. Took Kevin Anderson to three sets in the first round at Queen’s. Knocked out by Dan Evans in the second round at Eastbourne.

2018 2018 addremove

A breakthrough year for Norrie. Started at World No.114 and made his debut in the Davis Cup to come from two sets down and beat world No.23 Roberto Bautista-Agut in Spain – despite not having played on clay since 2013. John Lloyd called it “one of the most impressive debuts of all time.” Gained direct entry into a major for the first time at Roland Garros, where he advanced to the second round after his opponent retired through injury. Lost to French No.1 Lucas Pouille in five sets in round two. 

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After turning professional in June and playing in Challenger events in Surbiton and Nottingham, he received a wild card into Queen’s where he made his ATP main draw debut, losing to Sam Querrey in round one. Earned his first ATP main draw victory at Eastbourne, over Horacio Zeballos. This was also Norrie's first win over a top-50 player. Was awarded a wild card into Wimbledon but lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in round one. Won his first Challenger title at Binghamton, in New York – a title previously won by Andy Murray (2005) and Kyle Edmund (2015). Spent the end of the year training with Juan Martin Del Potro and Diego Schwartzman in Argentina before joining the Davis Cup team as a hitting partner. 

Career Highlights Career Highlights addremove

Beat Roberto Bautista-Agut, World No. 23, on his Davis Cup debut.
Reached the final of the 2019 Auckland Open, an ATP Tour 250 Series event.
Won the 2018 Estoril Open men's doubles title with Kyle Edmund, an ATP Tour 250 Series event.
Beat eighth seed Diego Schwartzmann during the 2020 US Open.

 

Junior Career Junior Career addremove

Having spent most of his junior career in New Zealand, where he grew up, began representing Britain in 2013. Attended Texas Christian University from 2014-2017 and finished as the No.1 college player in the United States. Turned professional in 2017.

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